I love the gentle cleansing power of this product but the scent is a little too strong. It smells of lilac with a hint of magnolia, and a ton of sugar, and I'd love to skip the sugar part... Other than that, lovely suds, a little goes a long way, rinses clean, and does not leave film or dry skin. Sponge or washcloth is totally optional as the gel works perfectly just by using your hands. Seems safe to use on face, too. I will be buying Green Tea and Aloe next.